I can’t believe I’m saying this, but summer is almost half over. When did that happen?
I feel like it was just yesterday that I was complaining about having to wear a coat every day, and now I’m wishing that it was a little cooler so I could wear my denim jacket again. It always happens like that, and I hate it! I have all these thoughts about wanting to enjoy the seasons and then when they change and come to their most extremes, I just want the next one to come around. To be fair, summer in New York City is hard. Since we don’t tend to use cars on a regular basis, our options are either walking or the subway — neither of which is especially attractive when it’s humid and in the mid-nineties. Yuck!
But enough of my weather tirade… let’s talk about summer reading!
Since we’ve reached the halfway point of the season, I thought it was about time that I do a little reflecting on my summer reading. This is hardly a hot take, but summer tends to be one of my favorite times of the year for digging into lots of books, for knocking titles off my TBR. Any time I get the opportunity to steal out of this icky NYC heat to a place where I can sit in the shade (or better yet, on a beach or near a pool), I somehow find myself powering through a few hundred pages in just a sitting or two. There’s nothing better than that!
So far this summer, I can’t say I’ve had that experience very much. Most of the travel we’ve had has been wedding-related, so there hasn’t been much time to spare with a book! There are a few trips planned for August, and I’m really hoping to squeeze in some of that hardcore reading time. I’m craving it!
All of this has been a kind of roundabout way to explain that my summer reading so far has been kind of… lame. My SSR recording schedule has been all over the map, too, so it’s been hard for me to find any consistency with reading “adult” books. That being said, there are a few titles that I’ve really loved! I’m not sure that I would call these typical “beach reads” (I have a few of those set aside for July and August!), but I would highly recommend them all.